History Main / BadassPacifist

23rd Apr '17 8:01:39 PM DustSnitch
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* Literature/TheFourGospels tells the story of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, a man who managed to defy the hatred of the hypocritical Pharisee clergy, the tyrannical Roman Empire, and the unrelenting [[{{Satan}} Devil]] by allowing himself to be executed in the most brutal way they could muster, only to prove that even their greatest weapon, death, was nothing to the might of {{God}} by rising from the dead. This goes along with his teachings to TurnTheOtherCheek, not to harbor anger for a brother, and to love one's enemies. Needless to say, this upset fans of the [[Manga/{{Jesus}} original manga]].
* Following Jesus' example, many early Christians were notable for nonviolent acts of badassery. Examples include:
** St. Martin of Tours, a soldier who volunteered to go into battle unarmed rather than violate his conscience. That particular battle was canceled.
** St. Lawrence of Rome, who was burnt to death as a martyr. His last words were "Turn me over, I'm done on this side."
** St. Symeon the Stylite, who lived atop a stone pillar in the middle of the desert Syria for 36 years because the typical fifth-century life was just too soft. (When a maggot fell out of one of his sores, he put it back in with the words, "Here, worm, eat what the Lord thy God hath provided.")
* The Dalai Lama - while the current incarnation is a wonderful example (particularly in his ability to [[HonestAdvisor Speak Truth To Power]], many of the prior incarnations have been pretty stellar, too.
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* [[Literature/TheBible Jesus]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Leaving religion out of it]], the man still managed to defy a lot of the authorities and deliver BreakingSpeech after BreakingSpeech to the existing CorruptChurch. See JesusWasWayCool and TurnTheOtherCheek for more information.
** However, there's the time he drove the moneychangers out of the temple with a whip, destroying their property in the process. or the time he explicitly stated that his purpose was not to bring peace, but to bring war, or when he told all his disciples to take up their swords, and if they didn't have one, to sell their belongings and buy one.
*** Then again, he reprimanded one of his disciples for attacking a man who was ''coming to crucify him'' (explaining that "all who draw the sword will die by the sword"), and forgave his enemies while dying a painful death at their hands. Let's just say that interpretations will vary and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment leave it at that.]]
*** Also to clarify the above statement, Jesus said that he was bringing the war on his own followers, not on other people, meaning that he was warning them that they'll face persecution and that they must face it bravely. Also, when Jesus told his disciples to sell their stuff buy swords he meant to give up earthly possessions and ready themselves for a spiritual battle, proof? When they presented him with two swords he exclaimed 'Enough!', he did not approve.
* Following Jesus' example, many early Christians were notable for nonviolent acts of badassery. Examples include:
** St. Martin of Tours, a soldier who volunteered to go into battle unarmed rather than violate his conscience. That particular battle was canceled.
** St. Lawrence of Rome, who was burnt to death as a martyr. His last words were "Turn me over, I'm done on this side."
** St. Symeon the Stylite, who lived atop a stone pillar in the middle of the desert Syria for 36 years because the typical fifth-century life was just too soft. (When a maggot fell out of one of his sores, he put it back in with the words, "Here, worm, eat what the Lord thy God hath provided.")
* The Dalai Lama - while the current incarnation is a wonderful example (particularly in his ability to [[HonestAdvisor Speak Truth To Power]], many of the prior incarnations have been pretty stellar, too.
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18th Apr '17 12:33:46 PM hszmv1
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* VideoGame/Civilization: Has Gandi led India who is normally very difficult to provoke a war with and woe betide you if you do so in a nuclear age. He has a fondness for them. In the earlier games, this was a bug that made him super aggressive. In the later games, it was a feature, in part because of the meme the bug had caused and in part because Gandi was a MartialPacifist who wasn't afraid to fight if it came down to it and in part because India is a real life NuclearClub member. At either rate, India will almost never declare war on another country and will refuse to do buisness with countries that declare unjust wars. But once he begins to fight, watch out.
10th Apr '17 1:32:13 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} has some cases that are done through game mechanics: Neither Wobbuffet nor Pyukumuku are even capable of learning direct damage attacks, and both just sit there taking hits, but they can give their opponents problems anyway, with Wobbuffet relying on {{Attack Reflector}}s and Pyukumuku setting up moves for indirect damage. In a related sense, the Swagger-Foul Play combo functions like this, with knockouts inflicted through repeated use of StopHittingYourself.
8th Apr '17 4:13:30 AM Kakai
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* The protagonist in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' can be played this way, and the game's storytelling heavily reflects this. [[spoiler:It's even necessary to do this in order to achieve the GoldenEnding.]]

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* The protagonist in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' can be played this way, and the game's storytelling heavily reflects this. [[spoiler:It's even necessary to do this in order to achieve the GoldenEnding.]]]] They face down dozens of monsters more than capable of wrecking their soul and yet refuse to fight, even though they have the potential to wipe out all life in the Underground.
4th Apr '17 8:29:20 PM nombretomado
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* The Nameless One in ''PlanescapeTorment'' can be one if the player wants. Sneak past non-intelligent enemies, and [[GuileHero convince the intelligent ones to leave you alone or aid you]]. There is not only a way to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talk the final boss to death]], there's ''multiple'' ways.

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* The Nameless One in ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' can be one if the player wants. Sneak past non-intelligent enemies, and [[GuileHero convince the intelligent ones to leave you alone or aid you]]. There is not only a way to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talk the final boss to death]], there's ''multiple'' ways.
22nd Mar '17 8:22:04 AM dmcreif
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* Foggy Nelson in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' may not have Matt Murdock's heightened senses, but when put into a sticky situation, he's able to defuse it with just his silver tongue.
** In the season 2 premiere, "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E1Bang Bang]]", Nelson & Murdock are trying to get information on the Punisher, who just massacred a Kitchen Irish meeting. Foggy goes to [[BadGuyBar a Dogs of Hell clubhouse]] (due to Matt overhearing a conversation some other cops were having), and is able to convince one of the bikers to let him in despite risking himself getting shanked. He is able to get enough information and respect from the escorting doorman before getting kicked out alive and intact.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Foggy Nelson in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' may not have Matt Murdock's heightened senses, but when put into a sticky situation, he's able to defuse it with just his silver tongue.
** In the season 2 premiere, "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E1Bang Bang]]", Nelson & Murdock are trying to get information on the Punisher, who just massacred a Kitchen Irish meeting. While Karen goes to the hospital to guard their client, Matt goes seeking out Turk Barrett to get information, and Foggy goes to [[BadGuyBar a Dogs of Hell clubhouse]] (due to Matt overhearing a conversation some other cops were having), and at the crime scene). Foggy is able to convince one of the bikers to let him in despite risking himself getting shanked. He is able to get enough information and respect from the escorting doorman before getting kicked out alive and intact.
1st Mar '17 7:51:23 PM snichols1973
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** ''UsefulNotes/RichardNixon'', raised as a Quaker, joined the U. S. Naval Reserve after four months at a dead-end job of replying to correspondence with the tire rationing division, was involved in ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' in a logistics person in charge of loading and unloading aircraft as well as preparing manifests and flight plans for C-47 operations, and moved up from lieutenant junior grade to a Navy lieutenant, lieutenant commander, and eventually commander, followed by serving as Eisenhower's vice-president, and his eventual election as President in 1968.
26th Feb '17 5:52:50 PM dmcreif
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* Foggy Nelson in ''Series/Daredevil2015''. He may not have Matt Murdock's heightened senses, but when put into a sticky situation, he's able to defuse it with just his silver tongue.
** In the season 2 premiere, "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E1Bang Bang]]", Nelson & Murdock are trying to get information on the Punisher, who just massacred a Kitchen Irish meeting. Foggy goes to [[BadGuyBar a Dogs of Hell clubhouse]] (due to Matt overhearing a conversation some other cops were having), and is able to convince one of the bikers to let him in despite risking himself getting shanked. He was able to get enough information and respect from the escorting doorman before getting kicked out alive and intact.
** Two episodes later, in "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E3NewYorksFinest New York's Finest]]", Frank Castle's war on the Hell's Kitchen criminals has put the gangs at war, and the blood is so bad that gangbangers are trying to settle scores on the emergency room floor and don't care if ER staff or bystanders get hurt. Foggy happens to be at the hospital with Claire, trying to look for Matt, when one skirmish breaks out. He's able to get the thugs to drop their weapons by appealing to their pragmatism, something two security guards ''with guns'' weren't able to do. Claire's impressed:

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* Foggy Nelson in ''Series/Daredevil2015''. He ''Series/Daredevil2015'' may not have Matt Murdock's heightened senses, but when put into a sticky situation, he's able to defuse it with just his silver tongue.
** In the season 2 premiere, "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E1Bang Bang]]", Nelson & Murdock are trying to get information on the Punisher, who just massacred a Kitchen Irish meeting. Foggy goes to [[BadGuyBar a Dogs of Hell clubhouse]] (due to Matt overhearing a conversation some other cops were having), and is able to convince one of the bikers to let him in despite risking himself getting shanked. He was is able to get enough information and respect from the escorting doorman before getting kicked out alive and intact.
** Two episodes later, in "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E3NewYorksFinest New York's Finest]]", Frank Castle's war on the Hell's Kitchen criminals has put the gangs at war, and the blood is so bad that gangbangers are trying to settle scores on the emergency room floor and don't care if ER staff or bystanders get hurt. Foggy happens to be at the hospital with Claire, trying to look for Matt, when one skirmish breaks out. He's able to get the thugs to drop their weapons stand down by appealing to their pragmatism, something two security guards ''with guns'' weren't able to do. Claire's impressed:



'''Claire Temple:''' I'm serious. The only thing I ever saw stop a thug mid-fight... was a bigger thug.\\

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'''Claire Temple:''' I'm serious. [[AlwaysABiggerFish The only thing I ever saw stop a thug mid-fight... was a bigger thug.thug]].\\
26th Feb '17 7:03:39 AM Fostofina
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*** Also to clarify the above statement, Jesus said that he was bringing the war on his own followers, not on other people, meaning that he was warning them that they'll face persecution and that they must face it bravely. Also, when Jesus said told them to sell their stuff buy swords he meant to give up earthly possessions and ready themselves for a spiritual battle, proof? When they presented him with two swords he exclaimed 'Enough!', he did not approve.

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*** Also to clarify the above statement, Jesus said that he was bringing the war on his own followers, not on other people, meaning that he was warning them that they'll face persecution and that they must face it bravely. Also, when Jesus said told them his disciples to sell their stuff buy swords he meant to give up earthly possessions and ready themselves for a spiritual battle, proof? When they presented him with two swords he exclaimed 'Enough!', he did not approve.
26th Feb '17 7:02:19 AM Fostofina
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*** Also to clarify the above statement, Jesus declared war on his own followers, not on other people, meaning that he was warning them that they'll face persecution and that they must face it bravely. Also, when Jesus said told them to sell their stuff buy swords he meant to give up earthly possessions and ready themselves for a spiritual battle, proof? When they presented him with two swords he exclaimed 'Enough!', he did not approve.

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*** Also to clarify the above statement, Jesus declared said that he was bringing the war on his own followers, not on other people, meaning that he was warning them that they'll face persecution and that they must face it bravely. Also, when Jesus said told them to sell their stuff buy swords he meant to give up earthly possessions and ready themselves for a spiritual battle, proof? When they presented him with two swords he exclaimed 'Enough!', he did not approve.
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